Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are not only dating but serious, according to an insider close to the cover girl and Dancing With the Stars alum.
But the pair, who met through a mutual friend about six months ago and were the subject of a round of romance rumors before, started off as friends.
"Along the way," the source says, "it turned into something else."
Moreover, the source adds that "They are very serious."
Specifically, their love bloomed and rumors of Kate Upton dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy first surfaced when he took Upton out to dinner on her birthday.